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Issue 25

22 Jun 2022

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(1) Creative Communications Consultancy: Worldview Public Engagement Research Project: Dóchas

Dóchas’ public engagement research project, known as “Worldview,” has been developed by our members and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs to discover what our audiences believe about international development and why they feel this way. The project includes an experimental campaign to test out various ways of engaging with different target audiences to communicate the importance of overseas aid. This year’s experiment will test the hypothesis that people are more open to receiving messages delivered to them by local people within their communities. We are seeking a creative consultant to support video production and social media marketing. Find out more. Closing date: 29 June.

(2) Watch back Dóchas’ 2022 Conference: ‘Locally Led Development: Exploring next steps’

Our Annual Conference took place on 12 May 2022. The session explored different perspectives on progressing locally led development. Attendees heard from our Keynote speaker Chernor Bah, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Purposeful, who will speak to current challenges, as well as give an insight into forward looking donor and partner practices that have worked well to progress locally led development. We followed this with interactive and engaging conversations expertly facilitated by Smruti Patel Founder and Co-Director at GMI, where members worked together to identify priority areas on locally led development for members to engage in going forward. To view the Conference recording, learn more about participant dialogue on locally led development, and view videos from our members on their work in this area, see here. You may also be interested in the locally led development resource section on our website here.

 

Please note that participation in the above meetings/events is open to Dóchas member agencies only. For further information on any of the above, please contact the Dóchas office, T: 01 4053801, E: programmesupport@dochas.ie.

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) The 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights: Purposeful, Government of Sierra Leone: 27 June - 1 July 

The 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights is a landmark moment bringing together feminist activists, Governments, UN Agencies, development partners and civil society from across the Continent to learn, connect and build consensus to end violence against women and girls in our lifetimes. ACSHR will take place in Sierra Leone, and is convened by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights, and hosted by Purposeful in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone and international collaborators. Register here.

(2) How HIV-related self-stigma impacts adolescent girls and boys and young adults living with HIV: paper launch and learnings from the Zimbabwe-based Wakakosha programme: 2pm-3pm Zimbabwe time/1pm-2pm IST, 29 June

On behalf of Beyond Stigma, we are delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming webinar “How HIV-related self-stigma impacts adolescent girls and boys and young adults living with HIV: paper launch and learnings from the Zimbabwe-based Wakakosha programme”. The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness of how self-stigma impacts the lives of adolescent girls, boys and young adults living with HIV in Zimbabwe. We'll present research findings from our recently published paper, and share learnings from our peer-led, evidence-based programme 'Wakakosha' (we are worth it) in Harare, Zimbabwe. Register here

(3) ‘Development Education and Health’: Centre for Global Education, DSAI: 12 pm, 30 June

The Centre for Global Education and Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) invites participation in an online seminar (via Zoom) titled ‘Development Education and Health’ which will debate the content of Issue 34 of Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  Three of the articles published in Issue 34 will be presented at this seminar and address a diverse range of topics including: integrating planetary health into the Irish medical curriculum; ensuring COVID-19 vaccine equity for countries in the global South; and using development education methodologies to encourage active global citizenship in the National Health Service in Scotland. Register here

(4) "Gender and the Economic Impacts of COVID in Sub-Saharan Africa": Global Insights: 3 pm, 29 June

Global Insight brings together an interdisciplinary team of scholars and independent researchers to tackle our most sensitive questions in partnership with practitioners, policymakers, and donors. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been less deadly in Africa than in other contexts, the consequences were still severe, especially in terms of disruptions to livelihood activities. Further, a small but growing body of literature has documented gendered differences in these consequences. This study explored the extent to which COVID-19 restrictions had a different effect on men’s and women’s employment, food insecurity, and business income loss in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda. The presentation of research findings will be followed by a short discussion and Q&A. For information on the subsequent ‘Brown Bag’ sessions, see here. Register here

(5) 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum “Prospering Post-Pandemic: Towards a Sustainable, Greener Future”: Department of Foreign Affairs: 30 June

The Africa Ireland Economic Forum (AIEF) 2022 will take place at the RDS, Dublin, bringing business and political leaders together with public and private sector stakeholders from across Ireland and the continent of Africa to share thinking and ideas and explore new opportunities to strengthen and diversify our relationships and increase trade and investment in both directions. AIEF 2022 will be hosted and opened by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. Keynote addresses delivered by high-level speakers and guests will be interspersed with moderated panel discussions taking a more detailed look at topics including regional trade, green growth in the agriculture, food and energy sectors, women’s economic empowerment, and how technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are being leveraged for Africa’s growth. Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Mr. Colm Brophy, T.D., will provide concluding remarks before an evening networking reception. Email any queries to aief@dfa.ie. Register here.

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(5) HR Officer: Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders is seeking an exceptional candidate for the new role of HR Officer. This role will provide operational support to deliver a high-quality HR Service to all our staff, mangers and fellows across the whole employee life cycle experience, collaborating both locally & internationally. This role will allow the successful candidate to develop knowledge and experience of all elements of HR in a varied and dynamic environment. Find out more. Closing date: 23 June.

(6) EU Project Officer & Global Citizenship and Integration Officer: Meath Partnership

EU Project Officer - Meath Partnership are recruiting one full time person to lead the successful delivery of multiple, concurrent Erasmus+ Projects. The post requires the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels and identify opportunities for future collaborations. The primary thematic focus of said projects is rural and sustainable development. Find out more. Closing date: 24 June.

Global Citizenship and Integration Officer - Meath Partnership are recruiting one full time person to lead the successful delivery of a the organisations Global Citizenship and Integration programmes funded via the Irish Aid Global Citizenship Grant and KA2 Erasmus+ as part of Meath Partnership’s Education and Training programmes. The primary thematic focus of said projects is Global Citizenship Education and Integration. Find out more. Closing date: 24 June.

(7) Global Cash Advisor (Maternity Cover): GOAL

The Global Cash Adviser is responsible for technical and strategic support on CVA across all regions that GOAL operates. GOAL has 14 Country Offices in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and a newly established office in Ukraine. The Global Cash Advisor sits within GOAL’s global Programme Technical Team, which ensures the technical quality of programme design and implementation through developing strategy and guidelines, collaboration on new programming, support visits to countries, evaluations, documenting and sharing learning, and providing external technical representation. Location: Ireland or UK based. Duration: Six-months. Find out more. Closing date: 24 June.

(8) Seeking EU Procurement Specialist Consultant: Vita

Vita seeks a consultant EU Procurement Specialist to provide technical support and guidance on procurement processes and compliance in Vita’s EU-funded programmes, implemented under the coordination of Teagasc. It is envisaged that the initial consultancy would require no more than 10 days desk-based work over a 3-4 month period, with the potential for regular consultancy work thereafter. Primary tasks include: Reviewing and providing guidance on current or upcoming procurement actions in Vita’s EU-funded programmes. Advising on the development and strengthening of procurement best practices within the organization. The successful applicant should have demonstrable knowledge and experience of current EU procurement guidelines and regulations. Forward CV and any queries to info@vita.ie. Find out more. Closing date: 24 June. 

(9) Programme Executive: Transparency International Ireland (TLAC)

Transparency International Ireland (TLAC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to stopping corruption and promoting integrity in Irish institutions. TI Ireland is seeking Programme Executive to help increase awareness of Transparency International (TI) Ireland’s work. The Executive will also help with related fundraising and public information initiatives for TI Ireland and provide support on events, training and general office administration as required. Find out more. Closing date: 30 June.

(10) Campaigns Officer (Maternity Contract) for the We Act Campaign

This role will support the delivery of We Act. Launched in October 2021, We Act is an exciting national campaign to raise awareness of the work of the charity and community sector and improve public and policymaker understanding of and engagement with charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Primary requirements of this role will be to assist in the general execution of the campaign, with the logistics and delivery of training and other events, liaison with a variety of external contractors, and the creation of digital content for social media and the We Act website. The successful candidate will have experience working on public facing campaigns, ideally campaigns involved in shaping public opinion, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Find out more. Closing date: 1 July. 

(11) Head of Programme Funding: Self Help Africa (SHA) 

SHA is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. In 2021, SHA merged with United Purpose. This doubled our size and created an international NGO that is implementing projects to end extreme hunger and poverty across 17 countries. This role is responsible for leading the restricted and strategic funding function of the Gorta-Self Help Africa group. The post is responsible for strategic leadership, developing and implementing restricted funding plans from grant and commercial contracting opportunities and donor strategies and growing income from these sources. The Head of Programme Funding will lead, manage and support a Programme Funding team across multiple countries. Find out more. Closing date: 5 July.  

(12) Database Administrator: Front Line Defenders

This role will be responsible for the development, management and maintenance of Front Line Defender’s database (‘the DB’) which is a key tool for information management of contacts for the organisation. The role is responsible for ensuring database integrity in terms of architecture, accuracy, efficiency, functionality and reporting outputs. Find out more. Closing date: 13 July 

(13) Digital Protection Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa: Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders is working to expand its capacity to support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Human Rights Organisations (HROs) in managing risks associated with the use of digital information and communications. We offer direct on the ground support to HRDs/HROs with the help of a team of Digital Protection Coordinators and Consultants (DPC). FLD is headquarted in Ireland but we are seeking to hire a candidate who is preferably based in the MENA region. We are seeking candidates for a staff role to deliver direct digital protection support to HRDs/HROs at risk in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Find out moreClosing date: Rolling deadline

(14) Programme Lead: Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. Save the Children is recruiting a Programme Lead to help us develop and progress our relationship with the Irish government and inform our long-term strategic position on the island of Ireland. Location: Ireland or the UK. Duration: 1 year FTC. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts 

(1) Marketing and Communications Officer & Programmes Officer ESC volunteers: VSI

Do you want to be part of an international organisation that promotes peace, solidarity, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding? Do you want to gain valuable experience in the volunteering, youth and development sectors in Ireland? VSI is now welcoming applications for the following roles through the ESC programme: Programmes Officer and Marketing and Communications Officer. We are looking for two volunteers (aged 18 to 30 and resident in Ireland) to join our team from 5 September 2022 for a period of 12 months. Learn more and apply here. Closing date: 31 July.

(2) Board of Directors required (treasurer): Beyond Stigma

​Beyond Stigma is looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial matters. This is a voluntary board position. You will be working closely with the board in keeping the accounts up to date, helping to prepare annual budgets and providing quarterly reports at board meetings. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(3) Short-term volunteering opportunities in Europe: Voluntary Service International

Voluntary Service International are currently advertising various short-term volunteering opportunities in Europe. Our International Volunteer Projects are a unique form of volunteering, bringing together people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds to live and work together on short-term projects with local communities. The projects are designed to assist and encourage local initiatives, to break down barriers between people, to develop international understanding and contribute to a more just and peaceful society. The work varies greatly, examples include environmental conservation, work with refugees and community arts projects. As a volunteer on our projects you only need to work as much as you are able. Find out more. Closing dates: Various dates apply. 

Courses and Training 

(1) Carmichael’s Spring/Summer 2022 Scheduled Training Programme

Carmichael has launched their Spring/Summer Training Programme offering a variety of courses focusing on governance, company law, strategic planning etc. See courses below which are online unless otherwise indicated. Find out more.

(2) 'Adventures in Global Citizenship Education': Saolta: 9.30 am - 1 pm, 27 June 

Adult and Community Educators! Start your Global Citizenship Education Adventure with this free, half-day seminar and interactive workshops. This event will comprise practical workshops on how you can incorporate Global Citizenship Education themes and topics into your teaching practice for Adult and Community Education, regardless of programme or subject matter. The workshops will take place at the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. For more information email mark@developmentperspectives.ie. Register here.  

(3) Transforming Eco-Anxiety: Full Circle Change: 28 June - 9 August

For anyone who is worried, sad or confused about the ecological crisis and its impact on people, especially in the Global South. You will come away with: i) Body/Energy based exercises to calm the nervous system; ii) Positive Action Tips (eco-action without the stress and burnout); and iii) Clarity about the Crisis (and its links to colonialism and internalised colonialism). Come along to any of these free three one-hour online workshops Tuesday 28 June @ 7pm, Thursday 7 July @11.30am or Tuesday 9 August @ 6.30pm. Find out more

(4) Postgraduate Qualifications: Maynooth University’s School of Law and Criminology 

The School of Law and Criminology offers a range of postgraduate qualifications of relevance to the international development sector. We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates. These programmes have a strong emphasis on enhanced research and transferable skills. Work placement opportunities are available as an accredited part of the programmes. Law and non-law graduates are eligible to apply for the following programmes: i) LLM (Global Legal Studies); ii) LLM (International Business Law); iii) LLM (International Justice); iv) MA (Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice); and v) LLM (International Law) (Blended Learning Offering). The duration of most courses is one one year full-time, with two years part-time for the LLM (International Law). The courses will begin at the end of September 2022. Find out more. Closing date: 30 June. 

(5) Summer Fundraising Programme: 12-14 July (Evenings online)

This course is particularly aimed at smaller organisations, local community groups and individuals who are doing amazing work but who may lack the resources and experience of larger nonprofits when it comes to fundraising. Over 3 nightly 90 minute sessions the programme will cover:

Find out more here, or email kevin@academystreetworkshop.com.

(6) Advanced Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security: 18 - 21 July 

Our four day advanced hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you  keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For any questions, contact us at 086 8142446 or eurocheckcourses@gmail.com. Find out more.

(7) Measuring Impact in Global Citizenship Education: Saolta: 11 am - 1 pm, 20 July 

Saolta is providing an opportunity and a space (via zoom) to grapple with the thorny subject of impact, to those organisations, researchers and practitioners who are either doing or are considering doing GCE in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. Impact assessment, if approached creatively, can support our efforts in identifying the transformation our collective work is contributing to and, if signposted effectively, can also help build confidence and engender commitment to our sector more generally from policymakers and funders. Register here

(8) Basic Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security: 25 - 27 July 

Our three day basic hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For any questions, contact us at 086 8142446 or eurocheckcourses@gmail.com. Find out more

(9) Free Courses - Recovery and Resilience Training Programme

Carmichael have added new Free workshops to the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme, funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery. The Community Foundation for Ireland hopes that this funding will strengthen the skills base of the sector around fundraising, digital, governance and leadership, and build resilience among volunteer and staff teams. This programme is run in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland. Registration is open to Irish non-profit board members, staff and volunteers. A maximum of two people from any one Irish non-profit can register per workshop in the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme. The training is limited to two workshops per person. Contact training@carmichaelireland.ie if you have any questions.

(10) Applications open for new Masters in International Development Practice: National University of Ireland Galway 

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires dynamic Agents of Change with critical thinking on global challenges and an interdisciplinary focus. NUI Galway’s new MA in International Development Practice (MIDP) focuses on building a cohort of postgraduates who have the interdisciplinary theory along with practical skills to deliver development impacts. For further information contact una.murray@nuigalway.ie. Find out more.  

(11) MA programmes at MU Department of International Development  

Join us at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, on our MA programmes, which start in September 2022 (full- or part-time). These include our MA in International Development and our MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. Through them, participants will critically engage with important contemporary issues and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others at personal, local and global levels. Scholarship opportunities available. Enquiries to internationaldevelopment@mu.ie. Find out more.  

(12) New Certificate in Global Citizenship Education: Maynooth University Department of International Development

The Maynooth University Department of International Development is pleased to announce a new postgraduate level Certificate in Global Citizenship Education. This 20 credit (ECTS) part-time programme is offered in collaboration with the Departments of Education,  Adult and Community Education, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Applied Social Sciences at Maynooth. The programme offers a specialised learning experience in global citizenship education (GCE) for practitioners and is designed for educators and others working with communities and young people in different contexts. Find out more

(13) Masters Programme in Food Security Policy and Management: University College Cork

Applications are open for the MSc in Food Security Policy and Management at UCC. The course is aimed at addressing the demand for relevant skills in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 2 challenges of ending famine and hunger, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agri-food systems. The aim of the Programme is to help build a cadre of professionals to deal with the complexity of, and inform research and policy about, the daily realities of the food and nutritionally insecure, guiding the transformation of the global food system toward a more sustainable and equitable future where no-one goes hungry. For further information contact Dr Stephen Thornhill at s.thornhill@ucc.ie. You can watch testimonials from previous students here. Find out more.

Events

(1) Coffee and Climate: DSAI Climate & Development Study Group, Friends of the Earth: 11 am - 12.30 pm, 30 June

The short ‘Coffee and Climate’ event will be on the topic of ‘Ireland’s Role in Creating Faster and Fairer Climate Action’, and will be held virtually via Zoom. This event provides a forum to learn about the work of Friends of the Earth, as well as to discuss Climate Action matters – providing an opportunity to add some additional learning to your mid-morning coffee! The event is free to attend. Register here

 

Other Information

(1) A new peer-to-peer resource for humanitarian and development professionals from Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide has launched its new technical programme information resource for development and humanitarian practitioners. Knowledge Hub makes easily accessible and searchable, the years of experience and learning that Concern staff and experts have gained practically and theoretically, through its work and provides peer-to-peer recommendations based on those findings. It’s for sectoral practitioners and peers that are looking for effective approaches and evidence of what does and doesn’t work in challenging and fragile contexts, and contains useful and practical content that informs enhanced programme quality and coverage.The Hub is designed for a wide range of audiences; from academic researchers, international and national NGOs, to community workers and field staff. It is publicly available and can be found here.

(2) EU Scholarship Opportunity : Maynooth University, Department of International Development  

The Maynooth University, Department of International Development, invites applications to our Masters Scholarship Scheme 2022/23 from full-time EU-based applicants wishing to pursue the full-time taught MA in International Development or the MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice, which start in September, 2022.  For any questions, email: internationaldevelopment@mu.ieFind out more. Closing date: 22 June. 

(3) BAI announces details of €5m Sound & Vision scheme round focusing on climate change and climate action

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced details of the new Sound & Vision funding round that focuses on climate change and climate action. The €5m round is co-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. The funding is part of the Government’s commitment under the Climate Action Plan 2021 to support the development of media content that raises awareness of climate change and promotes action and behavioural change to combat it. Find out more. Closing date: 26 July. 

(4) LASC Requesting Office Space

The Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) is looking for an alternative office space for two people, preferably sharing with an existing organisation based in Dublin, with the aim of saving on rent and utilities. If there is any organisation which might be able to support us in finding alternatives from July 2022 onwards please contact LASC coordinator, Narella Forte at: coordinator@lasc.ie

 

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